Mercedes-AMG C63 S review

Category: Performance car

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Based on the same bodystyles as the regular Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the C63 S provides plenty of room up front for tall drivers, and enough width to avoid feeling cramped next to your passenger, whether you opt for the saloon, estate, coupé or convertible. There’s plenty of interior storage too, with large door bins, a decent-sized glovebox and useful cubbies in the centre of the dashboard and beneath the front armrest.

The bodystyles vary more when it comes to rear space, though. The saloon and estate offer reasonable leg room, but head room in the saloon isn’t great for those over six feet tall. Both are also rather tight on rear bench width if you want to fit three reasonably sized adults side-by-side. So, if interior space is your main requirement, we’d suggest the Audi RS4 Avant or Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio instead.

Both the coupé and convertible can only seat two people in the back. Taller adults will be okay on a short trip, but will quickly become aware of the limited headroom. The convertible is tighter still, due to its very upright rear seatbacks.

Unsurprisingly, boot space is the most limited in the coupé and convertible but much better in the saloon which can take up to seven carry-on cases. The RS4 Avant has a bigger boot than the C63 S Estate, but then the latter is one of the most enjoyable load-luggers on the market to drive. Usefully, the back seats fold 40/20/40 in every five-seat version of the C63 S and don’t leave an awkward step in the extended load bay.

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